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October 2016 – Safety Alerts

October 31st is Halloween so we stress safety & precaution for our young trick-o-treaters out there. There are other important safety observances on this month. Please see the websites below:

•  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 22, 2016. We urge you to store all medications in locked cabinets and properly dispose of expired medications.

National Take Back Initiative
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

•  October is Fire Prevention Awareness Month. Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent!

Safe Kids Fire Safety
https://www.safekids.org/fire

•  October is also Safe Sleep Awareness Month. We bring attention to prevention efforts for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), one of the leading causes of deaths in infants under 12 months.

Safe to Sleep Campaign
https://www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/Pages/default.aspx

•  Halloween Safety Tips

https://healthfinder.gov/News/Article/715221/scare-up-some-halloween-safety

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN! pumpkin